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Polk Sheriff's Charities, Inc.

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Polk Sheriff's Charities Inc.

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Polk Sheriff’s Charities, Inc. was officially formed in December of 2006 and is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization.

Although the idea for the charity had been discussed for some time, its ultimate formation was completed as a result of the tragic murder of Deputy Matt Williams and K-9 DiOGi after a routine traffic stop. The community’s outpouring of emotional and monetary support after that tragic event ultimately demonstrated how a charity like PSCI would be supported.

To date, the charity has provided monetary support to our members who are facing significant unexpected tragic events in their lives, including Sgt. Ronnie Brown’s family, after his untimely death as a result of injuries he received in an altercation with a Polk County jail inmate, and Sgt. Wes Whitmore’s family, after he was hit and killed by a motor vehicle while making a traffic stop.

Child wearing a Polk Sheriff's Charities sports uniformAdditionally, the charity has supported needs that the law enforcement community has identified, such as purchasing Christmas gifts for children in Polk County’s most economically challenged neighborhoods, providing sports jerseys for youth teams, supporting organizations dedicated to assisting victims of domestic violence, as well as supporting the agency's K-9 unit for replacement of their beloved K-9 partners.



mission statement
Polk Sheriff's Charities, Inc. shall strive to support activities and charities that benefit the community associated with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Polk Sheriff's Charities, Inc. shall especially strive to support needs identified by members of Polk County's law enforcement community.
tax exempt
Polk Sheriff's Charities, Inc. is exempt from Federal income tax under Seciton 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Polk Sheriff's Charities, Inc. are deductible under section 170 of the Code. The charity's tax ID number is 20-8219397.
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The Memorial was dedicated in January 2011 to honor the deputies who gave their lives while keeping people safe and serving the citizens of Polk County. The memorial is located at the entrance to the PCSO Sheriff’s Operation Center in Winter Haven.

The first two bronze statues were unveiled in January 2011 depicting Deputy Matt Williams & K-9 DiOGi, and Sergeant Ronnie Brown. In March 2013, bronze statues were also unveiled to portray Deputies T.A. Burnham and Waymon D. Allen, who were killed in the 1980s.

If you would like to support this worthy cause, please mail your tax-deductible donation to:

Polk Sheriff’s Charities, Inc.
ATTN: Andria McDonald
1891 Jim Keene Blvd
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Click here to make a donation online.
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Heroes Tribute Scholarship

Polk Sheriff’s Charities, Inc., is proud to partner with the Polk Education Foundation and offer scholarships to eligible high school students. The Heroes Tribute Scholarship was created to honor deputies who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. 

Seven (7) scholarships will be awarded to a graduating senior of a Polk County High School (public, private, or home schooled).     

The application process IS OPEN NOW starting February 15, 2024.

To apply, students must:

  • Must be a Polk County resident and U.S. citizen
  • Be a Polk County High School student – public, private, or home-schooled
  • Have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and have their SAR (Student Aid Report) to include with this application
  • Must attend a SACS accredited college or university in Polk County or the State of Florida
  • Must be seeking a degree in the following programs:
    • Public administration
    • Criminal justice
    • Social work
    • Communications
    • Business degree
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Preference will be given to children of law enforcement agency personnel in Polk County, including PCSO, city police departments, and state police agencies assigned to Polk County.

Students may download an application by clicking here, contacting their school guidance counselor, or contacting the Polk Education Foundation at 863-534-0519.

Applications must be sent to: 
Polk Sheriff’s Charities 
ATTN: Lorrie Moyer
1891 Jim Keene Blvd 
Winter Haven, FL 33880 

We look forward each year to these annual events, where we not only raise money for this great charity, but we get to interact with the community while having a great time. Thank you all for your ongoing support of our events, and our charity.
Our Annual Events

Polk Sheriff's Charities, Inc.

Bustin Clays

Polk Sheriff's Charities, Inc. presents the Annual "Bustin' Clays With Sheriff Grady Judd" event at Tenoroc Sporting Clays in Lakeland.

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Polk Sheriff's Charities, Inc., presents the Annual "Jeepin' With Judd" event at Clear Springs Ranch in Bartow.

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Judd Jog 2017

PCSO presents the Annual "Judd Jog" 5K event to benefit the United Way, at PCSO in Winter Haven.

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Check out our charity events calendar